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Nesbitt

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Nisbet(t)/Nesbit(t) (NNs) a family group with a common surname
The name being taken at different points of time for many different reasons.


The 3 largest DNA Groups

The largest at the moment is 

Nisbet of GreenholmNisbet of Carphin
Greenholm  branch can be traced back to Ayrshire in 1400's. Was thought to have been a branch of NN of that Ilk but DNA has proven this to be untrue. 
DNA is known for this branch. Murdoch Nisbet who created one of the earliest Bible translations into Scots and and John Nisbet the martyr no doubt belong to this branch. Murdock Nisbet's translation of the New Testament is found in the British Museum
Nisbet of Carphin -DNA is known and is of the same branch as Nisbet of Greenholm. They went from Ayrshire to Lanarkshire and were also in Ireland. They were also in the West Indies and at Jamaica their plantation is now a Caribbean plantation resort. The widow of Josiah Nisbet of this branch married Capt Horatio Nelson Lord Nelson.

Also includes others such as-
Alexander Nisbet claimed probably in error to have been born at sea on route to America, who settled in North Carolina, 
Nesbitt of Ballyhaise Co Cavan
Nesbitt of Derrycarne Co Leitrim
This group is now world-wide, having members tested in Scotland, England, Norway, Australia, Canada, and the USA., and has English and Scottish Border connections,

Ulster Scots group 
seems to be from Northern Ireland and so far no connection to Scotland has been found. 
It is known to have existed in the village of Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. 
They have settled in New Jersey late 1600's and Southern PA about 1730.
Many descendants of this Nesbitt family our found in USA. 

The original 
Nisbet of that ILK family, that can be traced back to 1400,s. and is represented by Chief of the family Mark Nesbitt  
Alexander Nisbet the Herald belongs to this branch.

Also Robert Chancellor Nesbitt also belongs to this branch and wrote the book -Nisbet of That Ilk. 

We also have many small DNA groups containing 2 or 3 people.
















DNA group 3 includes Nisbet of Greenholm, Nisbet of Carphin, Alexander Nisbet reported to have been born 1731 at sea on route to America, who settled in North Carolina, Nesbitt of Ballyhaise Co Cavan
This group is now world-wide, having members tested in Scotland, England, Norway, Australia, Canada, and the USA., and has English and Scottish Border connections,

Greenholm  branch can be traced back to Ayrshire in 1400's. Was thought to have been a branch of NN of that Ilk but DNA has proven this to be untrue.
DNA is known for this branch. Murdoch Nisbet who created one of the earliest Bible translations into Scots and and John Nisbet the martyr no doubt belong to this branch. Murdock Nisbet's translation of the New Testament is found in the British Museum.

Nisbet of Carphin -DNA is known and is of the same branch as Nisbet of Greenholm. They went from Ayrshire to Lanarkshire and were also in Ireland. They were also in the West Indies and at Jamaica their plantation is now a Caribbean plantation resort. The widow of Josiah Nisbet of this branch married Capt Horatio Nelson Lord Nelson.



We also have many small DNA groups containing 2 or 3 people.